Amazon pays music artists $0.00402 per stream, so to earn $1830.85 in a month it would require 366,169 streams. musicgateway.com/blog/how…
The Panamanian golden frog, which has trouble making itself heard above the noisy waterfalls and fast moving streams of Panama, often attracts mates through the use of semaphore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The Bee Gee's wrote "Islands in the Stream" for Marvin Gaye, it was a hit for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton and then sampled for "Ghetto Superstar". When The Bee Gee's finally recorded their version, they used "Ghetto Superstar " for their final chorus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
The 4.6 billion streams of "Despacito" used as much electricity as the combined annual electricity consumption of Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic. aljazeera.com/economy/202…
A small puncture in a hydraulic line can produce a needle like stream that shoots oil into the blood if interfered, and that these cases often get misdiagnosed constructionequipment.com…
A "Turnaround" is a scheduled event in which an entire process unit of an industrial plant is taken off stream for a scheduled period of time to perform maintenance, inspections, and testing... youtu.be/2gCk9yBBOUo
Artists make the most money per stream using Napster at about .019 cents per song whereas services like Apple Music and Spotify payout .00783 cents and .00437 cents respectively dittomusic.com/blog/how-m…
In 1774, Franz Mesmer produced an "artificial tide" in a patient, who suffered from hysteria, by having her swallow a preparation containing iron and then attaching magnets to various parts of her body. She reported feeling streams of a mysterious fluid running through her body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Rocks in streams and rivers create vortices that can allow a dead fish to swim upstream. physicsbuzz.physicscentra…
Today I learned about the formation of sand from quartz. As magma in the Earth's crust cools, its excess silica crystallizes and forms quartz (SiO2). Over million of years, quartz grains are carried by water streams to the oceans. Most of the world's sand is made up of those quartz grains. britannica.com/video/1856…
The reason the US firebombed Japan during WWII was because the previously unknown (to US) jet stream caused high altitude, precision bombing to be impossible due to its impact on airspeed and aircraft vulnerabilities. airspacemag.com/as-next/a…
While experimenting on a jet pump project for NASA in his bathroom in 1982, Lonnie Johnson shot a stream of water across the room and thought, "This would make a great gun." The Super Soaker went on to make him some $73 million in royalties.⁠ ⁠ wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie…
Five billion downloads and streams clocked up by the song Despacito, released in 2017, consumed as much electricity as Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic put together in a single year. bbc.com/news/technology-4…
There is a correlation between toilet mold/rings and diabetes due to high blood sugar levels which causes the body to release glucose through the urinal stream, therefore giving more fuel for mold growth. moldblogger.com/diabetes-…
Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and record producer Kygo became the first house music producer to perform at an Olympics closing ceremony on 21 August 2016 at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also became the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyg…
An 11-yr-old girl in Zimbabwe rescued her 9-yr-old friend from a crocodile. Rebecca Munkombwe saw her friend being pulled under when swimming in a stream; she swam over, jumped on top of the croc & poked its eyes till it released its grip on her friend's leg. The 9-yr-old got only mild injuries. sundaynews.co.zw/girl-11-…
The tiny extra hole in coffee lids allows air to flow into the container so that when you drink, the coffee flows out in an even and gentle stream for a pleasant drinking experience. mentalfloss.com/photos/53…
Today I learned of β€˜The Vanishing Lake’ in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, which fills and empties frequently but unpredictably due to unknown geological conditions. There are three streams flowing into the lake but none out. It is said that on nights when the lake is full, a ghost haunts the shoreline. geolsoc.org.uk/GeositesLo…
Today I learned one particular toy army soldier was not depicting a berserk bayoneting but simply crossing a stream. rangerup.com/products/gre…
Herring fish communicate with each other underwater through flatulence or fart, the noise is always accompanied by a stream of bubbles inshorts.com/en/news/herr…
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a "pirate certificate" to students who complete the archery, sailing, fencing, and pistol or rifle shooting courses. The department frequently holds "pirate induction" days and has had a steady stream of students awarded the achievement. snopes.com/fact-check/mit…
Mysterious metal mini-awnings set knee-high on some London exteriors are urine deflectors. β€œA man may sometimes walk a mile before he can meet with a suitable" outdoor pee site, fussed an 1809 London writer who condemned the inventions that "conduct the stream into the shoes of the luckless." atlasobscura.com/places/u…
Penn Jillette has a patent for "the "Jill-Jet", a hot-tub jet specially angled for allowing a woman to masturbate against the water stream." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Whitney Houston died in suite 434 of the Beverly Hilton hotel. After a reported stream of insensitive guests who partied in the room β€œlike Whitney did” and even snapped pictures of themselves lying in the bath where it happened, the hotel removed the room news.com.au/travel/travel…
The Drew Carey Show Has Only Ever Had Its First Season Released on DVD or Digitally. It Is Unlikely That The Other Eight Seasons Will Ever Be Available to Purchase or Stream Due to Copyright Issues With the Music Used in the Show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
When NASA launches a rocket from Kennedy Space Center, you dont see smoke, but stream. They flood the launch pad with 450,000 gallons of water to prevent the rockets from melting the launch pad. It also lowers vibrations that may have an effect in sensitive equipment on the ship. nasa.gov/audience/forstud…
The city of TromsΓΈ in Norway, which lies within the Arctic Circle and is famous for being a destination to view the Aurora Borealis, has an extremely mild climate for its latitude. This is due to the Gulf Stream (originating in the gulf of Mexico, thousands of miles away) warming it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
London is farther north than Calgary, Montreal is south of Paris, and despite being 20Β° further north, Reykjavik’s average temperature in January is warmer than Boston’s average temperature. The reason for milder European climates than equivalent cities in North America is the Gulf Stream. brilliantmaps.com/cities-…
Over the years bleachers have been set up on the roofs of residential buildings around Wrigley Field; unable to stop them from selling seats to view the game, the Cubs owners have been buying or leasing the roof top bleachers as part of their revenue stream. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wri…
The first person to stream their life on the internet was Jennifer Ringley aka Jennicam, a 19 year old woman who from 1996, broadcasted her life from her college dorm room 24/7. At its peak, she got 7 million hits per day, a significant proportion of the internet at the time. bbc.com/news/magazine-376…
German secondary education streams kids into 5 different types of schools en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu…
4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered each year, and just a single one is enough to kill fish in a stream. Cigarette fragments have been found in 70 percent of seabirds and 30 percent of sea turtles. agreenerfuture.ca/news/20…
Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller has a patent for "Jill-Jet" a hot-tub jet specially angled for allowing women to masturbate against the water stream. The idea was inspired by a conversation with the lead singer of Blondie, whilst in a hot tub. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Anna Bagenholm survived the lowest body temperature ever recorded at 56.7 F (13.7 C). She had been skiing when she fell through a frozen stream and became stuck for 80 minutes. Despite being clinically dead, she made a full recovery and is now working at the same hospital that saved her life. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream and the Gulf of Mexico giving it a mild tropical climate year round, Key West Florida is the only city in the Continental US that's never had recorded frost. key-west.com/weather.htm
That a dead fish, if placed in the wake of an object in a stream of water, can "swim" upstream. physicsbuzz.physicscentra…
In New Hampshire from July 9, 1832, to August 5, 1835., a place called Indian Stream formally declared itself a nation, independent of the State of New Hampshire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rep…
Earth's magnetic field extends from the Earth's interior out into space, where it interacts with the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emanating from the Sun. The magnetic field is generated by electric currents from the motion of convection currents of molten iron in the Earth's core. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
Peru has a Hospital Ship STILL IN SERVICE that was built in 1862, and still runs on it's original stream engine that is fueled with dried llama dung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAP…
The Ancient Greeks considered gold to be a particularly dense combination of water and sunlight since most of it was found glinting in streams. onlygold.com/facts-statis…
Because of jet streams being predominantly west-east, flights towards the east are faster than towards the west. As an example, flying from New York to London takes 6h 55m, whereas flying from London to New York takes 8h 15m on average. skybrary.aero/index.php/J…
Jennicam: The first woman to stream her life on the internet. In 1996, 19-year-old Jennifer Ringley turned on a webcam that sat on top of the computer in her college dorm room. bbc.com/news/magazine-376…
Two chimpanzee communities in Gombe Stream National Park fought a war between 1974-1978, in the first recorded war between non-humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
Palm trees are known to grow in the west of Scotland thanks to the effects of the Gulf Stream, which transports warm tropical water to the area. In contrast, the tree has proven notoriously difficult to grow in the colder east. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Armadillos can cross streams or rivers either by inflating their intestines to float or by simply holding their breath and walking across the bottom. floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sci…
Russian stereotype of being vodka drinkers stems back for 4 centuries when the rulers and government would produce cheap vodka as a stream of revenue youtu.be/vK7l55ZOVIc
Today I learned about the Republic of Indian Stream. A border dispute between Canada and the USA along the Connecticut River in the 1800s resulted in both governments collecting taxes from the same territory. Residents decided to secede from both countries and created a republic that lasted four years. atlasobscura.com/places/r…
When confronted, short-horned lizards shoot streams of blood from the corner of their eyes as a defense mechanism. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The Big Rock Candy Mountain, a folk song that was adapted for children in 1949 (Burl Ives) was a song about a hobo's idea of paradise. Original lyrics included "cigarette trees" and "whiskey streams" and even potential references to sex (and pedophila). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
There is a pass in Wyoming where a stream splits and half the water goes to the Pacific Ocean and half goes to the Atlantic Ocean en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two…

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